Research Papers on Specific People (Religion)

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  • Catherine of Siena and Bernard of Clairvaux

    A 5 page paper that explores these two saints in the Catholic Church. Both were Christian mystics. Both were canonized and both were proclaimed to be Doctors of the Church. The focus of this paper is the writings of each that discuss how the soul reaches a spiritual union with God. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Central Section Of The Gospel Of Luke

    An 8 page paper. The central section of Luke is comprised of Chapters 9:51-19:44. Biblical scholars have been trying to understand why Luke wrote these chapters as he did, mentioning towns but never saying the group had arrived. The vagueness of the geography has led scholars to offer different names for this section, like the Travel Narrative. This essay discusses this issue, including comments on why Jesus may have taken a roundabout route from Galilee to Jerusalem. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • History and Evolution of Hare Krishna

    10 pages in length. There exist a great many philosophies by which people live their lives that help maintain order and a sense of direction that otherwise would merely drift in subconscious thought. One particular philosophy that has not set well with mainstream society is that of Hare Krishna, which partakes of the spiritual side of life by eschewing that which is overtly materialistic and shallow. The writer discusses the history, legal problems and ultimate maturation process of the Hare Krishna movement. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Traditions, Culture and History of Burma

    This is a 5 page paper discussing Burmese history, culture, and traditions. Burma (Myanmar) is a country rich in culture, religion, history and traditional festivals and beliefs. Over 89 percent of the population is Buddhist and this provides a great deal of traditional structure and family values to the way of life in the country. Most of the population belongs to the agricultural sector which further retains the traditional rituals of the small communities. The political situation in Burma however is turbulent as a militant government has controlled the country for several decades which has led to a great deal of rioting, controversy and violation of human rights. Because of the political situation and record in Myanmar, some countries have imposed trade sanctions against the country which impacts the economy considerably. Despite the poor conditions however, the cultural and religious basis of Burma and the Burmese remains intact and a significant and central aspect of lives of the people. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • History Of Religious Orders and Monasticism

    A 7 page paper that begins by explaining the origin or the word monasticism and the types of lifestyles that may be adopted as a monk. The connection between monasticism and asceticism is explained. The writer then traces the history of the practice of monasticism before and after Christ and identifies the first Christian monastic orders that were founded. The differences between Eastern monastics and Western monastics are described. It was in the 6th century that the monastic way of life grew so much with the founding of the Franciscans and the Dominicans. The founding of more religious orders, including the Jesuits, was re-emphasized during the Reformation. The challenges to monasticism are discussed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Christianity History and Significance of 'Church Order'

    6 pages in length. In order for Christianity to have held its religious endowment and authority for as long as it has, it was necessary to impart specific elements of Church order as a means by which to guide followers. To question religious strength is to cast a shadow of doubt upon the entire faith and its existence; as such, the Church recognized a great need for order and consistency to ensure unyielding dedication from its followers and, therefore, uncompromising devotion of its principles. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Confessions Book I

    This 3 page paper discusses parts of Augustine’s Confessions beginning with a brief biography. The writer discusses the reasons Augustine said he was ashamed for crying over Dido and why he did not like Greek literature. The writer offers a personal opinion at the end. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Daily Living Through Zen Buddhism

    10 pages in length. The writer provides a detailed description of Zen Buddhism, as well as discusses how meditation represents a significant component of this spiritual philosophy and of the practical psychology of daily living. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Christine Leigh Heyrman's Southern Cross The Beginnings of the Bible Belt

    This 6 page report discusses the 1997 book, “Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt” that the American South has been influenced and has influenced the Christian evangelical movement in ways that are deeply connected, both historically and ideologically. Bibliography lists only one source.

  • Religious Sentiments in the Hebrew Bible's 'Psalm 104' and 'Hymn to the Sun' in Akhenaten Compared

    This is a 4 page paper comparing the religious sentiments found in the “Hymn to the Sun” and “Psalm 104”. The Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten (c. 1370 BC) is believed to have greatly changed the religious worship of the Egyptians. In his hymn to the Sun god, “Hymn to the Sun” or “Hymn to Aten”, Akhenaten wrote of the worship of one God, not many, his creation of the universe, the world, darkness and light, the elements of nature and man’s place on earth. This hymn and its religious sentiment was said to have influenced the early Hebrew writings which can be seen in Psalm 104 in the Hebrew Bible. Moses, similar to Akhenaten, prohibited the worship of images by the Hebrews and instead concentrated on the praise of the one God, Yahweh. Psalm 104, using similar language and sentiment, also outlines the one God which created the universe, the world, darkness and light, all the natural elements and man’s place on earth. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Use And Interpretation Of Bible In The Church

    This 8 page paper discusses this essay provided by the student. The writer discusses how the Books of the Bible were selected, the Church's view that without the Church, there would be no Bible, and the interrelationship between the Bible and the Church. The second part of the paper discusses the historical-critical method for interpreting Scripture. No Bibliography.

  • Moses Wrote the Pentateuch or Did He?

    This 4 page paper discusses the question of whether or not Moses wrote the first five books of the Bible, and argues that while it’s not possible to answer the question definitively, it is unlikely that he is the sole author of these works. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Judas and Eve: Evil Deeds

    A 3 page paper which examines who was the more religiously evil of the two, Judas Iscariot or Eve as it relates to the Bible. The paper utilizes the Bible, Dante’s Inferno and Milton’s Paradise Lost. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Sufficiency Of Scripture And Biblical Counseling

    This 16 page paper has two parts. The first section explains what sola scriptura, Sufficiency of Scripture means and offers information on the Reformers and their purpose in adopting the doctrine of Sufficiency of Scripture. The second part discusses Sufficiency of Scripture in terms of Biblical Counseling. An outline of guidelines for using the Bible in counseling is also included. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Divisions Between Human Epistemology and Divine Epistemology

    This 7 page paper disagree's with the assertion that we cannot understand God and He cannot understand us. This paper asserts that born-again Christians can indeed understand God through the Bible and that He can understand us because He is omnipotnent. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Comparative Analysis of the Book of Esther and the Book of Ruth

    An 8 page paper which compares the books of Ruth and Esther from the Bible. Bibliography lists 4 additional sources.

  • The Mystery of Melchizedek

    A 4 page exploration of one of the more fascinating characters of the Bible. This paper traces what is known of Melchizedek through ancient writings and addresses the question of how he relates to the priestly role of Jesus. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Mysterious Book of Judith

    An 8 page paper. The Book of Judith presents the world with a fascinating and mysterious story. Here is a widow, a pious woman, who defies the standards of the day and defeats a great warrior to save her city. Considered more as folklore and written for the purpose of sending specific messages to the people in times of trouble, the Book of Judith is included only in the Roman Catholic and Orthodox versions of the Bible and as part of the Apocrypha in the King James version. This essay provides the highlights of the story of Judith and explains the many interpretations of the story, including some psychological insights and the feminist take on the story. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Jesus' Attitude Toward Women Versus Paul's Attitude

    This 11 page paper explores how Jesus and Paul each viewed and treated women. There has long been a controversy about some remarks attributed to Paul in two specific letters he wrote. The remarks are the most negative comments about women that can be found in the Bible. Thus, Paul has the reputation of disliking or devaluing women. But, is this the truth? The writer uses Biblical text and expert theological opinions to discuss how each perceived women and their role and how each treated women. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Liberation Theology

    A 5 page paper that provides an overview of liberation theology, or at least, the major highlights of Gutierrez, McGovern and Chopp. The methods used by each theologian are compared as are their major points. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Moltmann's Theology Of The Cross And Trinity

    A 9 page paper that discusses some of Moltmann's theologies regarding the Trinity and the significance of the Cross in the Trinity. The essay presents other theologians who agree in some part and disagree in other parts. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Catholic Meal Service

    This 5 page paper discusses the Catholic Meal service. Specifically, this paper outlines the importance and significance of the three major parts of the meal service which are the Offertory, the eucharist prayer and the communion rite and many notable Catholic scholars are referred to throughout. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Reformation And Eucharistic Theology

    A 15 page paper. There were three major Protestant Reformers: Luther, Zwingli, and Calvin. This essay reports and discusses the doctrine and theology of the Church at the time and the beliefs of each of these reformers in terms of the Lord's Supper/the Eucharist. The writer discuses the controversy and conflict between and among them. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • 2 Corinthians 5:11-6:2 Exegesis

    This 10 page essay presents an exegesis of 2 Corinthians 5:11-6:2, otherwise known as Paul's Ministry of Reconciliation. The essay provides a brief background of the conditions that acted as a catalyst for Paul's letter. Throughout the essay is woven Paul's theology and the foundations for his theology as well as his major themes in all his writing. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Fides et Ratio - Philosophy

    A 10 page paper that begins with some of the many statements made in this Encyclical about philosophy. The focus of this essay is on the relationship between philosophy and the Church. Numerous examples are included from the text to illustrate how the Pope related the importance of the interrelationship of philosophy to theology to doctrine. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Scientology and Its Impact on Actor Tom Cruise

    A 6 page discussion of the so-called religion Scientology and its effect on actor Tom Cruise. This paper contends that in reality Scientology is nothing more than a lucrative cult, the premises of which verge more on science fiction than theology. Although Cruise is blessed with good looks, money, and tremendous professional success, his personal life has fallen apart in more than one area over time and much of the turmoil surrounding his failures can be linked with Scientology. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Menno Simons and the ‘Radical’ Reformation

    In five pages this paper discusses Menno Simons (1496-1561) and his impact upon the Reformation in a consideration of theological issues, how his writings affected Christian thought then and now, and examines his overall impact on theology. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Examining Catholic Church Unity

    This 7 page theology paper discusses the four marks of the Catholic Church and how these relate to the unity of the Church. Many examples are used to highlight the oneness of the Catholic Church such as authority, eucharist, and the differences between Catholicism and Protestantism. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Karl Barth's Thoughts About The Holy Spirit

    A 5 page paper that reports and explains some of Barth's theology about the Holy Spirit, for instance, it is only through the Holy Spirit that we can understand the Word. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Contemporary Lessons Taught by 16th Century St. Teresa of Avila

    A 6 page review of the life and accomplishments of this sixteenth century saint. The Author applies her lessons to our modern world. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, and Divine Incarnation

    A 13 page paper which examines how Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism view divine incarnation, the physical incarnation of the divine being. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • How Jesus Is Described In The Gospel Of Matthew

    A 7 page paper that identifies some of the many titles ascribed to Jesus by Matthew and Jesus' major functions Jesus fulfills. The writer chooses the one believed to be the most encompassing or important: Jesus is the Messiah promised in Scripture. This is demonstrated through discussion as well as by citing Old Testament Verses that justify this conclusion. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • How Abortion is Viewed by Jehovah's Witnesses

    This 9 page paper examines Jehovah's Witnesses, the organization, and how it looks at abortion. Abortion and ethics are discussed in general. Twelve sources are included.

  • Catholic Italian Culture

    5 pages in length. The material and nonmaterial characteristics of the Italian population, which include their value systems and interests, are both wide and varied. The writer discusses family, religion and celebration as they relate to Catholic Italians. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Judaism and Human Rights Advocate Abraham Joshua Heschel

    9 pages in length. The multifaceted value of Abraham Joshua Heschel as both a lifelong advocate of Judaism and champion of human rights can easily be measured by the extent to which the scholar and activist dedicated his life to the betterment of mankind. Born in Warsaw in 1907, Heschel's deep involvement stemmed from the positive influence provided by his devout family headed by Rabbi Moshe Mordecai Heschel, a legend in his own time, as well as rebbe or leader of the Hasidic community. The influence of Hasidic rebbeim served to construct the fundamental direction of Heschel's life, one in which has had extraordinary impact upon the manner by which the Jewish community is perceived, perceives itself and can ultimately elaborate upon its cultural integrity. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Karl Barth's Thoughts About The Holy Spirit

    A 5 page paper that reports and explains some of Barth's theology about the Holy Spirit, for instance, it is only through the Holy Spirit that we can understand the Word. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Free Will and Saint Augustine

    This 5 page paper presents a discussion of Augustine's thoughts about free will. The paper discusses this specific premise: "The creature who sins with free will is more excellent than the creature who does not sin because he has no free will." The writer then incorporates these questions in the discussion: Why does Augustine make this kind of statement? What are his underlying assumptions? Are the assumptions always true? What problems emanate from assumptions and how would Augustine respond to the problems? Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Post 911 and U.S. Islamic Communities

    This is a 6 page paper discussing the change in Islamic communities in the West since the 9/11 terrorists’ attacks. Since the September 11, 2001 terrorists’ attacks on the United States, the Islamic communities in the United States, as well as the rest of the world, have received a great deal of exposure and misunderstanding that they are trying to remedy. Muslims within America are trying to form alliances within their own communities and with other religious communities in their areas to broaden the understanding of their faith, which is based on peace, and make non-Muslims understand that the extremists which exist under Islamic fundamentalism are a very small percentage of their population and do as much damage to their own people and cause as to others. In addition, some communities which were particularly hard hit after the attacks, especially the Muslim community in San Diego, have been promoting relationships with other religions which has in a sense caused a rift to form between Muslim Americans and Muslims in the Middle East. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Memory in the Tenth Book of Confessions by St. Augustine

    In 10 pages, the author discusses St. Augustine of Hippo’s intricate analysis of memory, its relation to the self, and its powers as found in Book 10 of “The Confessions.” Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Egyptian Religion and Ancient Hebrew Religion Compared

    This 3 page paper discusses the ancient Hebrew and Egyptian Religions. This paper references Stearns' "Documents in World History, Volume I, Great Traditions From Ancient Times to 1500". Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Works of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Saint Augustine, and Saint Paul

    A 3 page paper which examines the works of St. Paul, St. Augustine, and St. Thomas Aquinas as it involves love and sex. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Synoptic Gospels and Saint Paul's Christology

    This 3 page paper discusses Pauline Christology and the Christology found in the Synoptic Gospels as evidenced in Scripture. The writer comments on the similarities and differences. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Historical Indian Epic Mahabharata

    This 5 page report discusses “Mahabharata,” the largest epic in the history of mankind. It describes events that took place in ancient bhaarata around 5000 BCE. The main event was the appearance of Lord Krishna - the 8th avatar (incarnation) of Lord Vishnu. The Mahabharata serves as both sacred text and a portal through which the modern world may consider the ancient realms of India. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Reformation, Martin Luther Writings, and the Impact of the Printing Press

    This 6 page paper discusses the effect of the printing press on the spread of the Reformation movement and Martin Luther's writings. Evidence given from various resources. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 1 Peter

    A 3 page paper that discusses the First Epistle of Peter. This essay discusses the authorship of the letter and proof that it was written by the Apostle Peter, a short background of Peter, the similarities between what Peter says in this letter and his speeches as recorded in other Books, Peter as one of three in the inner circle, how Jesus entrusted Peter with His Church, the characteristics/themes of the letter and the audience. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Fides et Ratio - Philosophy

    A 10 page paper that begins with some of the many statements made in this Encyclical about philosophy. The focus of this essay is on the relationship between philosophy and the Church. Numerous examples are included from the text to illustrate how the Pope related the importance of the interrelationship of philosophy to theology to doctrine. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Analyzing Pope John Paul II and His Church Role

    This 8 page paper applies Pope John Paul's life to Burke's Pentad. A great deal of information is relayed about the role of the Pope, the Catholic church and also about Pope John Paul II specifically. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Christian Conversion and the Commentary of Saint Paul

    This 5 page paper discusses conversions to Christianity and St. Paul's comments on such conversions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Use And Interpretation Of Bible In The Church

    This 8 page paper discusses this essay provided by the student. The writer discusses how the Books of the Bible were selected, the Church's view that without the Church, there would be no Bible, and the interrelationship between the Bible and the Church. The second part of the paper discusses the historical-critical method for interpreting Scripture. No Bibliography.

  • Dostoevsky's "The Grand Inquisitor" - Analysis of Jesus' And The Grand Inquisitor's Goals

    5 pages in length. As has been throughout the history of mankind, two opposing forces have long sought to establish a basis upon which people are meant to approach religion: one by coercion, the other by choice. This ongoing struggle is precisely the point of Dostoevsky's (2006) "The Grand Inquisitor." No additional sources cited.

  • Eyewitness Accounts of Holocaust Survival

    A 5 page research paper that examines the stories of seven Holocaust survivors. There are people who have seen Hell. They've looked pure evil in the face, and the face that evil wore was ours. Everyday people, ordinary German citizens who had been drafted by their country's official government, set about the systemized extermination of an entire people. Today, over fifty years later, there are groups of white supremacists who say it didn't happen, and against their hatred there are still voices that tell their stories. Here are seven of those voice. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Societal Significance of the Mummies of Egypt

    A 3 page discussion of the importance of Egyptian mummies to Egyptian belief in an afterlife. Clarifies that originally only the pharaohs were mummified in recognition of the belief that they were living gods. Eventually,however, mummification became the desire of all ancient Egyptians and all those who could afford to do so pursued mummification as an insurance of their participation in an afterlife. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

 

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